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The Lord came peacefully for Madeline Jewel Perrine Bradley, 89, on Sunday, July 6, at her home in Charlotte. She was born in Gassaway, W.Va. on Oct. 16, 1924 to Letha Mae Hawkins Perrine and Cortis Roy Perrine.
Madeline met her late husband, Johnnie Bradley, in Phebous, Va. She was a faithful pastor's wife, serving as a helpmate with her husband in the ministry at several churches in North Carolina and Virginia until they settled at Calvary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount in 1967.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Bradley of Rocky Mount; her mother and father, Letha Mae and Cortis Perrine of West Virginia; her brother, Woodrow Perrine of Frackville, Pa.; her sisters, Geraldine Hagopian of Cooper City, Fla. and Maxine Marshall of LaPorte, Texas; and her granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Bradley of Rocky Mount.
She provided a loving Christian home to 3 sons and a daughter. Surviving her are Larry and Betsy Elmore Bradley of Charlotte, Stephen and Renee Bradley of Glens Falls, N.Y., David and Melanie Goff Bradley of Rocky Mount, and Susan Bradley Delano and Art Delano of Nashville. She was blessed to have nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
A service to remember Madeline will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Chapel of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home with her son, Rev. Larry W. Bradley officiating, pastoral care minister, Flint Groves Baptist Church, Gastonia. Visitation with the family will follow the service and other times at the home of Susan and Art Delano, 706 Bayberry Ln, Nashville. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her memory may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 505 S. Englewood Dr., Rocky Mount, N.C.
Arrangements are entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.
Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home - Rocky Mount
1130 N. Winstead Ave Rocky Mount , NC 27804
Published in The Daily Advance on July 9, 2014